One of our very own Vermont marchers has been chosen as a National Youth Ambassador for the Women’s March’s across the country. Kiran Waqar is one of the 29 girls in this position, and we are thrilled to have her here in Vermont for our March on Montpelier January 21st.
The Women’s March on Washington (WMW) is proud to launch its WMW Youth Ambassador program specifically targeting the activism, interests and unique perspectives of our child, adolescent, and teenage populations.
“I wanted to get involved with the Women’s March for many reasons. I know the current political climate and everything happening in the world — it’s especially important to take action. I knew that the Women’s March was going to make a change and start a conversation and it’s imperative that youths get involved. We are the next generation, and if we don’t get involved now, we may be stuck with a world we don’t believe in. I got involved with the Woman’s March because I know it’s my chance to amplify my voice for something I believe in.” — Kiran Waqar
You can catch Kiran performing with the Muslim Girls Making Change during the Unity Rally.
Muslim Girls Making Change (MGMC) is a youth-led group created by Hawa Adam, Kiran Waqar, Lena Ginawi, and Balkisa Abdikadir. They are dedicated to social justice through poetry. Since forming these girls have competed at international levels, done shows all around Vermont, and have made a real difference. You can learn more about them at their website: muslimgirlsmakingchange.weebly.com